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Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and a contributing editor at The Spectator.
Progressive liberals get a psychic reward from incanting the right words
By Daniel McCarthy
Politics is less bedeviled by the age of the parties’ leaders than by the staleness of the parties’ programs
He was defeated by the new cyborg that is the Republican party — half-Trump, half-GOP machine of old
The attempt to prettify history is ugly
Reagan was tarred as an extremist in much the same terms as Trump. Yet the neocons supported him
Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety
This is the most sterile rebellion any country has ever seen
He was just too scared of upsetting the gatekeeper class
$1,200 isn’t going to stretch very far for workers who have lost their jobs, or even for those still employed
The Democrats need a VP nominee who represents the future. They don’t seem to have one
This preening egotist is the anti-Ron Paul
The divide between the professional and servant classes has never been more stark
The Ivy League graduates who constitute America’s foreign policy elite think just like Robespierre
The pandemic will recede, and so will the panic it has touched off — though bad policy precedents will stick around
Once again, the establishment Democrat is edging out Bernie Sanders
The strange death of the Democrats
Is J.D. Vance the right man for the right?
Is Sohrab Ahmari a Satanic ogre?
Nevertheless, he persisted
How to win the culture war
The Democrats should investigate themselves for insurrection
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